It’s no secret that the French are proficient in creating some of the greatest dance tunes out there. From Daft Punk, to Justice, to DJ Snake, to Madeon and more; one might think that there’s some magic in the water. Now, a new Parisian producer who goes by Fytch is aiming to add his name to the roster of French dance music masters with a brand new style and musical direction beginning with his first new single in this direction named “Gravity”. Writing, performing, singing, mixing, and mastering all on his own, he is really able to cement a staple sound that can only be called his own. “Gravity” is a fantastic blending of ethereal atmosphere, as if the melody was floating through the ether; and an updated future drop with a creative spin on the classic oscillating saw waves. I was able to catch up with Fytch and ask a few questions to really get to know this talented producer.
RTT: The landscape of dance music is in a large transition period with many producers starting to take a more live and authentic route with their upcoming music. What pushed you to take this route with your music?
Fytch: I believe we are seeing this transition because it is becoming increasingly difficult to differentiate oneself from the huge number of other producers and acts in the scene. As a result artists are less afraid to explore new horizons and redefine their sound. The process of producing electronic music can seem quite alienated from actually performing and playing music. I often find myself spending much more time with a mouse and keyboard than actually interacting with the music directly. Taking a more live approach then is an attempt for me to reconcile the technical and musical aspects of production. Now that I feel more proficient in the technical side of things it doesn’t consume as much of the music making process and I’ve started to make my workflow and general musical experience more organic.
RTT: What are your biggest musical influences outside of EDM?
Fytch: My two biggest influences outside of EDM are the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Chopin. When I listen to a lot of electronic music, I find that some of the sounds I hear inevitably become absorbed into my music. I draw a lot of inspiration from outside of EDM because when I get ideas from classical or Rock, what is translated is just a feeling or a certain color instead of specific sounds. This always results in something with a unique character and this is how I found my sound.
RTT: Who are your dream collaborators?
Fytch: I would love to work with Flume or Mura Masa. I find their productions incredibly deep and I think I could learn a lot from their respective approaches. In terms of vocalists I would love to work with Halsey. The sound of her voice is perfect for the pallet of sounds I have in mind and I love her writing! I find collaborations to be quite challenging as it takes two artists to strike a balance and align their visions. In the same time the result is never something that either artist would do on their own, and that’s exciting.
RTT: What is your ultimate vision for your music?
Fytch: Every producer has a signature that is noticeable throughout their work regardless of genre or the specific musical elements used. In my music I’ve become more aware of this overarching aesthetic and my ultimate vision is for this sound to become the foundation for my label. Thereby I hope to work with the many producers and musicians that have caught my ear over the years, including my peers from Berklee who continue to inspire motivate me every day.
You can stream Fytch’s “Gravity” below: